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Cowpea (Vigna unguiculata), aerial part, fresh

Main analysis Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb  
Dry matter % as fed 20.9 5.6 11.1 26.4 9  
Crude protein % DM 18.1 2.8 13.5 24.3 24  
Crude fibre % DM 24.1 6.1 11.5 35.9 18  
NDF % DM 38.6 6.6 28.4 55.0 13  
ADF % DM 27.1 6.8 17.8 40.4 14  
Lignin % DM 4.6 1.4 3.9 7.2 5  
Ether extract % DM 2.8 0.9 1.3 4.1 12  
Ash % DM 11.3 1.9 8.1 14.4 17  
Water-soluble carbohydrates % DM 5.1       1  
Gross energy MJ/kg DM 18.1   18.1 19.1 2 *
               
Minerals Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb  
Calcium g/kg DM 12.5 4.7 6.8 20.6 8  
Phosphorus g/kg DM 2.4 1.1 1.1 5.2 12  
Potassium g/kg DM 19.1 6.9 10.9 31.6 6  
Magnesium g/kg DM 3.1 1.0 1.9 5.0 7  
Zinc mg/kg DM 46       1  
Copper mg/kg DM 30       1  
Iron mg/kg DM 1690       1  
               
Amino acids Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb  
Arginine % protein 4.6       1  
Cystine % protein 0.9   0.9 0.9 2  
Glycine % protein 4.8       1  
Histidine % protein 1.8       1  
Isoleucine % protein 4.3       1  
Leucine % protein 7.4       1  
Lysine % protein 3.3   3.0 3.5 2  
Methionine % protein 1.4   1.0 1.8 2  
Phenylalanine % protein 4.6       1  
Threonine % protein 4.0   3.4 4.6 2  
Tryptophan % protein 1.3   1.3 1.4 2  
Tyrosine % protein 3.2       1  
Valine % protein 5.3       1  
               
Secondary metabolites Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb  
Tannins (eq. tannic acid) g/kg DM 1.8       1  
               
Ruminant nutritive values Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb  
OM digestibility, ruminants % 71.2         *
Energy digestibility, ruminants % 68.0         *
DE ruminants MJ/kg DM 12.3         *
ME ruminants MJ/kg DM 9.8         *
Nitrogen digestibility, ruminants % 70.0       1  
a (N) % 37.4   37.0 37.7 2  
b (N) % 60.4   53.2 67.6 2  
c (N) h-1 0.046   0.039 0.054 2  
Nitrogen degradability (effective, k=4%) % 70   64 76 2 *
Nitrogen degradability (effective, k=6%) % 64   59 69 2 *

The asterisk * indicates that the average value was obtained by an equation.

References

Brink et al., 1988; CIRAD, 1991; Fulkerson et al., 2007; Gaulier, 1968; Gowda et al., 2004; Heinritz et al., 2012; Liles, 2004; Lim Han Kuo, 1967; Mastrapa et al., 2000; Muir, 2002; Negi et al., 1988; Van Rensburg, 1956; Xandé et al., 1989

Last updated on 12/09/2013 00:21:21

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